Olivia is a Director and Head of Taxation in the Taxation division at Grant Thornton, she joined the firm in 2022.
Olivia has worked in various tax leadership roles in Zimbabwe and Botswana. She has worked for the tax authority in various roles including assessing, investigations and registrar of the special tax courts. She has also worked for professional services firms, providing tax compliance and consulting services. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Olivia worked for Deloitte as Head of Tax and later joined KPMG where she was also Head of Tax. At both firms she was responsible for leading the tax team in providing tax consulting and compliance services to multi-national and local clients.
Olivia’s experience ranges across different tax areas. She is well versed in providing advice on Botswana tax implications of proposed projects including corporate tax, VAT, treaties, employment tax, withholding taxes and available tax incentives. Her experience includes advising clients on tax implications of cross-border transactions and application of tax treaties to avoid double taxation.
Olivia has experience in providing tax consultancy and compliance services to large multi-national companies and other clients operating in various industries
Professional qualifications and memberships
Olivia is an associate member of the Institute of Certified Tax Accountants (Zimbabwe). She also holds an Advanced Diploma in International Taxation, Advanced Diploma in Transfer Pricing and Post-graduate Diploma in Applied Taxation
Olivia has extensive experience operating the BURS online platform for assorted tax compliance and filing purposes, and is proficient in using Microsoft Office applications, notably Microsoft Excel for Tax computations.
Olivia participates in Grant Thornton’s CSR initiatives such as recently supporting Government’s Digital Transformation Strategy within the education sector by sponsoring a state-of-the art imported tech panel – a first for public schools in Botswana. Over the years, Grant Thornton has supported various local communities such as Learn to Play Bontleng community (2021), SSVP Christ the King Cathedral in Gaborone-west (2021/20), COVID-19 National Relief Fund (2020), Tswaragano Primary School in Old Naledi (2022/19/18/17)
Presentations and publications
Over the years, Olivia has contributed to various tax publications of the organisations that she worked for, including write-ups on any changes in tax legislation.
- BSc (Hons) BM
- Adv Dip Int Tax
- Adv Dip TP